Joint Declaration Anniversary Marked in S. Korea

Pyongyang, June 17 (KCNA) — Regional functions reportedly took place in south Korea to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the publication of the June 15 joint declaration.

A “walking festival” marking the anniversary was held in Kuro District, Seoul, on June 12 under the sponsorship of the southern district, Seoul, headquarters of the south side’s preparatory committee for joint functions of the north, south and overseas for implementing the joint declaration. It brought together over 1,500 citizens and students in the district.

The festival involved assembling letters saying “Let Us Reunify the Country by Our Nation Itself”, throwing water balloons at a picture depicting the war fever of the United States and Japan and an art performance.

Taejon, on June 11, witnessed a rally of people of Taejon and South Chungchong Province sponsored by the Taejon and South Chungchong Provincial headquarters of south side’s preparatory committee.

Displayed at the venue of the function were books published in the north, pictures on the theme of liquidation of pro-U.S. and pro-Japanese leftovers and pictures on the June people’s resistance, the Kwangju popular uprising and the murder of two schoolgirls by U.S. soldiers. Participants said that, for the sake of reunification, it is required to dispel hostile feelings toward the north and know a lot about it and reunification will surely come in this course.

They sang songs of reunification together.

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